Oldham Council bosses secretly blacklist twelve

After recent chaotic council meetings, Oldham Council bosses have not only beefed up security, but also secretly blacklisted 12 people who are banned from attending council meetings.

Liberal Democrat Councillor Mark Kenyon said: “My colleague noticed security staff with a list of names and photos of 12 people. He was told they were the people banned from Oldham Council meetings.”

The councillor for Grotton, Springhead and Lees has requested a copy of the blacklist from senior council officers only to be turned down.

He continues: “Behaviour at council meetings from some people – both councillors and those watching – has been abhorrent and behaviour does need to improve but banning people and keeping that ban secret is just plain wrong. Me and my colleagues were elected, in part, to ask questions of the council on behalf of the people of the borough. I’ve asked three times – now I want an answer.”

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